On September 14 and 15th, Kalamalka Garden is kicking off its first planting project by developing a demonstration food forest area. A food forest is an example of the permaculture landscapes that Kalamalka Gardens will feature and over 150 trees, bushes, shrubs, herbs, vines and flowers will be planted. We are looking for volunteers to help out with the planting and landscaping.
Lunch and Learn with Gordon Hiebert, B.Comm, PDC, Tuesday November 29 at 12:30pm, in Lecture Theatre the on the Vernon Campus. Permaculture is more than organic gardening, it is a social movement aimed at creating truly sustainable human landscapes and dwellings with a regenerative approach.
This weekend students from the Land and Food Systems program at UBC-Vancouver are coming to the Vernon Okanagan College campus. The group is researching how we can increase student and community involvement with the demonstration farm on the Vernon campus.
Okanagan College – Vernon Campus has embarked on a sustainability project which promotes the development of a Demonstration Garden that provides opportunities for the College’s students, faculty and staff to engage with local community partners through agriculture ventures.
The Garden is located on the Kelowna campus directly to the east of the facilities building on the north side of campus. The Garden’s beds have been rented out to staff, students and departments for the next year with all rental proceeds going to the Food Bank. Read more
Okanangan College has a new set of guidlines for food services providers, which include sustainability requirements. Our new cafe in the Centre for Learning, Fezzies, wanted to share their Sustainability Manifesto with us all. Please feel free to ask them about what they are doing to take care of the earth and our College community. Read more